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The 60 Minute Strategic Plan has been helping its customers propel their businesses to greater heights for over 14 years. Check out our history…

 

1997

John E. Johnson created the 60 Minute Strategic Plan Process to help his entrepreneurial clients plan better.

 

1998

The 60 Minute Strategic Plan workshop is created. The 3-hour workshop has been conducted over 600 times world-wide.

 

2001

PC Windows-based software developed to automate creating the 60 Minute Strategic Plan.

 

2004

John Johnson and Anne Marie Smith meet through a mutual colleague. John introduces Anne Marie to the 60 Minute Strategic Plan process, which she uses to create a plan to exit the company she founded in 1995. Anne Marie executes her plan and sells her company.

 

2005

John and Anne Marie collaborate and begin writing a book about the 60 Minute Strategic Plan and form 60 Minute Strategic Plan, Inc.

 

2007

The book, 60 Minute Strategic Plan: Planning and Problem Solving for the Real World is published in January.

 

2008

The 60 Minute Strategic Plan Certified Consultant program is created.

 

2010

Boris Glants joins the 60 Minute Strategic Plan team and development begins on the next generation of the 60 Minute Strategic Plan.

 

2011

The 60 Minute Strategic Plan web-based application is launched.

 





The Management Team


John E. Johnson, CEO, the creator of the 60 Minute Strategic Plan process, has been professionally associated with strategic planning for over 50 years. On graduating from University of Western Ontario, John worked in brand, advertising and marketing management positions for 28 years. John has been a strategic management consultant and speaker helping CEOs and their management teams for over 20 years, including 14 years as chairman facilitator for Vistage International.


Anne Marie Smith, President, has over 25 years experience as a successful consultant, manager, and business owner. Before joining 60 Minute Strategic Plan, Anne Marie was co-founder and President of a high-growth business communications company that was on the Inc magazine 500 Fastest-Growing Privately-Held Company list for two years. She is also the author of two books. A dynamic speaker and instructor, Anne Marie’s passion is helping other business owners achieve and excel. Anne Marie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.


Boris Glants, Chief Technology Officer, has over eight years experience overseeing product development and running startups. Before joining 60 Minute Strategic Plan, Boris founded ClyTel, a strategic account management software provider that helps its Fortune 1000 customers increase their market share. Boris was also the CEO of an IT consulting firm, leading it through years of triple digit revenue growth. Boris holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University in Computer Science and Masters of Fine Arts from CCA in fiction writing. He believes that all innovative software, before it is programmed into reality, must originate as a work of fiction.